Here comes Huawei's whopper
Published 18/04/2015 | 02:30
Huawei P8 Max Price: €550 Rating: n/a
Thought that the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus was pushing the screen size boundaries? Wait until you see what Huawei has in store. It has just launched what will become the biggest 'phablet ' on the Irish market.
The 6.8-inch P8 Max may evoke further reprises of Dom Joly's giant phone sketch, but there is an undeniable niche market for a phone this big. The phone's specifications (octocore processor, 3GB Ram) are high-end, though not quite at a market-setting pace.
Its biggest feature pitch, the 13-megapixel camera, may not be the draw Huawei thinks it is, even with optical image stabilisation on board. It's very nicely designed, with a few similar metal touches to the iPhone 6 and Samsung S6. Other than its size, the P8 Max's main draw is its price: from €550 for a handset that is going up against smartphones starting at €700.